Gary Michael Stevens is an English physiotherapist and retired footballer who played as a right back. The young son of Gary Stevens has died tragically aged four. The young boy was in need of a stem cell donor and Everton had opened Goodison Park to swabbing events hosted by blood cancer charity DKMS as they looked to find potential matches.
Jack faced a relapse 18 months after his original diagnosis and Stephens admitted six weeks ago that they were facing a race against time. It has sadly now been confirmed that the boy has passed away. Everton said: Everyone at Everton is deeply saddened to learn that Gary Steven’s four-year-old son Jack, has passed away following his courageous battle with leukemia. Our thoughts are with Gary and his family at this incredibly sad time. Stevens said: Imagine having the power to save someone’s life? If you like the idea of having that power please get yourself down to Goodison and support the event.
You can have a simple mouth swab register within five minutes and you may find yourself saving somebody’s life on the other side of the world. Tributes have flooded in from across the footballing world, and Robbie Fowler tweeted: “Awful news.. God bless little Jack, thinking of Gary and all the Stevens family and friends at this sad time.”It’s been a tough few years for the Stevens family with my little boy having rare leukemia.
The support that we have had all the way through this difficult time has been very comforting, and it might be that it’s a little too late to save Jack. Tranmere shared Everton’s post and issued their own touching message, The thoughts of everyone at Tranmere Rovers are with Gary Stevens and his family at this sad time.